The eldest of a celebrated musical family which includes accordeonist Sharon Shannon and Mary Shannon of "The Bumblebees". Garry's music has been very influential on the Irish Trad scene in general and Flute players in particular.
Over two decades,Garry has travelled through Europe, the Soviet Union, the United States and Australia.
Himself a senior all-Ireland winner in '88, he is a teacher and many of the current crop of youngsters - soloists and groups - bear his unmistakable stamp.
Since beginning his recording career in 1981, Garry has left a fine body of work on vinyl, cassette and C.D. as a member of various respected groups and currently with the legendary Kilfenora Ceili Band. His debut solo album " Lose the Head " with Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain (1989) and his 2nd album Loozin 'air have pride of place as classics in many enthuasiasts'' collections. His third album "Punctured!" is now available at the online store.
His exciting new C.D. Punctured! features a host of excellent musicians. 12 sparkling tracks full of mischief, each an individual jewel crafted with consummate skill.
He teaches flute extensively. He trains the Burren groups of young musicians in Corofin and is co-ordinator of the Irish Music Residential Summer School Meitheal.